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We bring you the chic and unique, the best and most bizarre shopping offers both online and offline. We offer you tips on where to buy, and some of the less mainstream and crazy, individual and offbeat items on the internet. Anything that can be bought and sold can be featured here. And we love showcasing the best and worst art and design.

Ready sliced chocolate for your sandwiches exists

You can buy cheese and meat shaped into thin, square slices to slap between two pieces of bread. Now you can buy sliced chocolate for your sarnie. Japanese company Bourbon is selling

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Posted: 8th, December 2015 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Caffeine-Use Disorder is as real as your hallucinations

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Scare story of the day is found in the Daily Mail (natch.), wherein we learn of “caffeine-use disorder”.

Sophie Freeman asks:

But how do you know when your love of coffee has gone too far?

When you’re on a

Posted: 2nd, December 2015 | In: News, Tabloids, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Japanese department store offers one ‘FUCKIN’ SALE’

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To Osaka, where the Gallerie store is holding a “Fuckin’ Sale”.

Update: it’s been changed.

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Posted: 25th, November 2015 | In: News, The Consumer | Comments (2) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Skydiver and cat jump sat in a fully furnished lounge

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In this advert professional skydiver Jeff Provenzano show us that so hip are Nvidia Shield tablet computers that anyone owning one can experience the thrill of

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Posted: 19th, November 2015 | In: News, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Quantico – thriller series with crime, suspense & drama

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Acclaimed US drama heading to UK screens

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Posted: 15th, November 2015 | In: The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Burn hole cardigan worn by Kurt Cobain on MTV-Unplugged sells for $140,800

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The deeply unfashionable cardigan wort by Kurt Cobain on MTV: Unplugged in  1993 has been bought at auction for $140,800. The seller was a “friend” of the Cobain family.

Four months after the show, Cobain committed suicide.

Julien’s “Icons

Posted: 9th, November 2015 | In: Music, News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Coffin company uses naked women calendar to seduce stiffs

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To Poland, where coffin company Lindner is seducing stiffs to its product range with a calendar full of topless babes.

“We enjoy showing our beautiful coffins, and what better way than including beautiful girls?” says company owner Zbigniew Lindner.

Posted: 9th, November 2015 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Objects of desire: David Bowie mug-shot shower curtain

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The David Bowie shower curtain.

Buy yours at Fine Art America

 

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Posted: 4th, November 2015 | In: Celebrities, News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Couple scammed by door-to-door fish-sellers bought new freezer

Would you buy fish from a door-to-door salesman? To Lancashire, where Marion and Alan Johnson, aged 85 and 88, agreed to buy £24 of fish from a man on their doorstep.

Marion explains what occurred:

“We had just been to

Posted: 30th, October 2015 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Frida Kahlo dressed a boy – photos

Frida Kahlo dressed a a boy in a suit and tie

 

See more photos of the great artist Frida Kahlo experimenting with the fluidity of gender on Flashbak .

 

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Posted: 24th, October 2015 | In: Celebrities, Fashion, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


For sale: Tolkien’s map of Middle Earth

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You can own a map of Middle-Earth annotated by Tolkien. Some lucky so-and-so found the map slipped inside a copy of Lord of the Rings. It’s yours for £60,000.

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Posted: 24th, October 2015 | In: Books, News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The many faces of David Bowie in one epic Gif

The many faces of David Bowie by Helen Green :

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Posted: 23rd, October 2015 | In: Celebrities, Fashion, Gifs, Key Posts, Music | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: Chinese turn Bastian Schweinsteiger into a Nazi doll

In China you can buy a Nazi figuring that looks like Manchester United’s German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger. Yeah, that’s what we thought: who in China buys Nazi figurines? This one costs HK$958 (£80).

Schweinsteiger is upset enough to set his

Posted: 22nd, October 2015 | In: manchester united, News, Sports, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


You can buy this ‘Channel’ taxidermy thong

 

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Spotter: Crappy Taxidermy. DM

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Posted: 20th, October 2015 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Manchester United: new adidas retro kit comes with free Chelsea bottoms

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Adidas know their market when it comes to flogging footy gear to the new fans. The firm’s new line of retro Manchester United kit includes the  ‘1985 track jacket’.

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Posted: 13th, October 2015 | In: Chelsea, Fashion, manchester united, Sports | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Lou Reed was a charmless ‘racist wife-beater’

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Lou Reed wasn’t everyone’s best pal. A new biography by Howard Sounes labels Reed a racist, a sexist and a wife-beater . Reed was a man “with so

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Posted: 13th, October 2015 | In: Books, Celebrities, Key Posts, News | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Poo like a unicorn on a squatty potty: watch a brilliant advert

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The Squatty Potty is a $28 footstool that slides under your toilet. You use it by squatting on the toilet. This, we are assured, is the best way to take a dump.

To illustrate

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Posted: 10th, October 2015 | In: News, Technology, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


American tourist writes great Facebook post about life in England

In 1942, GIs in England were given a handbook . It instructed the visitors how to behave and consider their hosts. Fast forward to 2015, and Scott Waters, a 66-year-old from St Augustine, Florida, is on his fourth trip to

Posted: 8th, October 2015 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Inappropriate children’s toy of the day: the 3D butt plug

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Inappropriate toy of the day: the 3D Magic toy

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Posted: 4th, October 2015 | In: Key Posts, News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Toys R Us gives away free live ammo with Minecraft Foam Diamond Swords

Jasemin Stephenson says she never order 800 rounds of 9mm ammunition for Toys R Us. She only wanted the Minecraft Foam Diamond Sword. But when the order arrived to her Virginia Beach, Virginia, home, the free ammo was with the

Posted: 3rd, October 2015 | In: News, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0